THE NATION: LEGAL ADVISORY VOLUNTEERS MONITOR DETENTION CENTERS

 

Courtesy: Premiumtimesng.com
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  Some lawyers and paralegals under the Lagos Legal Advice Scheme have volunteered to monitor detention centres to ensure that the police respect human rights.

At a workshop in Lagos by the Justice for All Programme (J4A), they were taught what to watch out for in the stations.

Sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with support from civil society organisations, the scheme is aimed at ensuring effective policing in line with international standards.

Programmes Director, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), Adaobi Egboka, urged the volunteers to report any rights violations in any station.

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